Cryptocurrency prices, which were soaring at the end of 2021, have plummeted into a so-called “crypto winter.” But could this chilly period for cryptocurrencies help cool the climate as well? When Bitcoin prices fell below $20,000 this month, its energy use fell as well. “Part of what it means is that global electricity consumption is […]
Eco-friendly upgrades in your apartment can be quick and easy, and they can even save you money with little or no initial investment. Small, daily lifestyle changes can lower your energy and water bill and reduce your environmental impact.
Swedish furniture-giant IKEA wants to bring the power of the sun into U.S. homes. The company announced on May 12 that it was partnering with residential solar provider SunPower to make “home solar solutions” available to its U.S. customers.
Many gigawatts worth of solar power have been installed in the U.S. through all sorts of installations, from rooftop residential arrays to utility-scale farms. According to the Solar Energies Industry Association (SEIA), a national trade group, the development of new solar energy “has experienced an average annual growth rate of 33%.”
Whether you’ve been refreshing news on the war in Ukraine every hour or just passively hearing updates, you’ve probably felt the impact in some way. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused political, economic and humanitarian crises across the globe. Policymakers worldwide have intensified sanctions on Russian energy exports and have started looking for ways to […]
Wealthy nations could dramatically cut energy use without compromising their well-being, a new study from Stanford University published Tuesday in Ecosphere finds. Researchers measured energy consumption and well-being benchmarks across 140 countries and found 75 gigajoules (GJ) is the ‘magic number’ above which quality of life generally stops improving. “That suggests to me that we could nudge […]
The energy industry has come a long way in recent years, backed by breakneck efforts to cut carbon emissions in the energy sector. As awareness surrounding the economic benefits of solar and similar renewables continues to spread, entrepreneurs and business owners alike are looking to take advantage of the enormous emerging financial opportunity that the […]
With more home heating brands entering the renewable energy market, choosing the best air source heat pump for your home isn’t as straightforward as it once was. But this is actually a good thing for consumers. More choice means better prices and more opportunity to get a unit best-suited to your needs. Air source heat […]